The Beautiful Geometry of Suburbia from Above



Image: Aerial view of suburban neighborhood urban sprawl in Las Vegas, Nevada image from Bigstock

Is living in the suburbs in one’s own home a dream come true or a living hell? Does homeownership, space and a certain amount of freedom within one’s own four walls outweigh the financial burden, traffic snarls and uniformity that suburban life represents? We’ve taken to the skies to take an aerial view of residential communities around the world and found 15 amazing examples of suburban beauty – a result of the patterns formed by buildings that from ground level would appear somewhat less enthralling.


Image: Texas suburb image from Bigstock

The Pet Shop Boys sung of “suburban hell”, boredom and running “with the dogs tonight” in their 1986 hit song “Suburbia” – a response to Penelope Spheeris’ 1984 film of the same name and incidents of urban and suburban violence in the Eighties. However, these images show suburbia in a quite different light: seemingly peaceful, somehow streamlined, and uniform in a way that is strangely fascinating and beautiful in its monotony.

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